Anna Catarina Antonacci recital at La Scala

17 June. The Italian soprano, accompanied by Donald Sulzen, gives a recital of music by Respighi, Poulenc and Hahn. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.Opera Notes Il 17...

Schubert's Fierrabras at La Scala

5-30 June. Daniel Harding conducts the first production of Schubert's opera Fierrabras at La Scala. Schubert's operas, which have often been neglected, were given a new lease of life by the la...

Aida at La Scala

8 May-3 June. Verdi's opera, conducted by Daniel Oren, celebrates the 95th birthday of Franco Zeffirelli with his legendary 1963 production. Kassimira Stoyanova sings the part of Aida, her third Verdi...

Francesca da Rimini at La Scala

15 April-13 May. This is the first time Francesca da Rimini, inspired by D' Annunzio's novel of the same name written in 1901, returns to La Scala in six decades. Zandonai's opera, his most success...

Don Pasquale at La Scala

3 April-4 May. Riccardo Chailly conducts another Italian favourite in a new production by Davide Livermore. The comic opera, Don Pasquale, was Donizetti's first work and was performed in Paris in 1843...

Orphee et Euridice at La Scala

24 Feb-17 March. This is the full length 1774 version of Gluck's opera, in French, where the orchestra takes centre stage. It is the Covent Garden production directed by John Fulljames with choreogra...

Juan Diego Florez recital at La Scala

17 Feb. If you missed this great tenor in Rome in December then there is a chance to catch this recital in Milan in the Great Voices at La Scala series. Tickets are free for as long as they are availa...

Simon Boccanegra at La Scala

8 Feb-4 March. Conducted by Myung-Whun Chung this Berlin Staatsoper Unten Der Linden production of the Verdi opera has become a La Scala favourite. It is directed by Federico Tiezzi, with Leo Nucci i...

Milan’s La Scala exhibits historic costumes

10 Oct-4 Feb 2018. Costumes from the 1930s to today. The popular exhibition of 24 extraordinary stage costumes chosen from the huge archive conserved in Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and restored espec...

Die Fledermaus at Teatro alla Scala

19 Jan-7 Feb. This new production of the comic opera by Johann Strauss being performed at La Scala for the first time, conducted by Cornelius Meister. It is also the first opera for Austrian theatre...

Andrea Chenier to open La Scala season

10 Dec-5 Jan. To open the 2017-2018 season and to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Victor de Sabata, principal conductor at La Scala from 1929-1957, Riccardo Chailly conducts a new staging of...

Ti Vedo, Ti Sento, Mi Perdo at La Scala

14-26 Nov. To end the 2016-2017 season La Scala has commissioned this new opera by Salvatore Sciarrino together with Berlin's Staadtsoper. The work by one of Italy's foremost living composers is ins...

Tamerlano by Handel at La Scala

12 Sept-4 Oct. Davide Livermore makes his La Scala debut directing Handel's opera, conducted by Diego Fasolis. This is Fasolis's second and even more ambitious production with the new La Scala Bar...

Milan’s La Scala re-opens after summer break with Hänsel and Gretel

2 Sept. La Scala Academy students present Humperdinck's opera. Following the summer break, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala has re-opened with performances of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, runn...

Don Giovanni by Mozart at La Scala

6 May-6 June. In the wake of two Italian operas Mozart returns to La Scala with Don Giovanni conducted by Paavo Jarvi making his opera debut at La Scala. This is the 2011-2012 production directed by R...

BBC explores ‘La Traviata’ script

2 April. BBC Radio4 from Milan. On 2 April at 12.30 Italian time, lawyer and crime writer Frances Fyfield is joined by soprano Irena Lungu and musicologist and conductor Nigel Simeone to explore th...

Donizetti's Anna Bolena at La Scala

31 March-23 April. Italian opera comes back to La Scala with Donizetti's Anna Bolena, one of the composer's trilogy of the three queens , which includes Maria Stuarda, recently staged in Rome, and Rob...

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg at La Scala

16 March-5 April. Daniel Gatti conducts Wagner's opera directed by Harry Kupfer. This long opera is the only comedy of Wagner's mature works and is the only one based on a story set in a specific time...

La Traviata at La Scala

28 Feb-14 March. Anna Netrebko (9,11,14 March) Leo Nucci and Francesco Meli sing in this Liliana Cavani 1990 production of Verdi's ever-popular work. It is conducted by Nello Santi making his debut wi...

Zubin Mehta conducts Falstaff at La Scala

2-21 Feb. Falstaff by Verdi is conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Damiano Michieletto with Ambrogio Maestri in the main role. The Italian director Michieletto was inspired by the idea that V...

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